Greek polystichos, from poly- + stichos row — more at distich
circa 1889, in the meaning defined above
“Polystichous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/polystichous. Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.
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